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Kelly Hodgkins

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Apple acquires streaming music company Lala

December 5th, 2009

Circulating reports suggest that Apple has purchased online streaming music company Lala. Lala offers a service that allows users to stream music from Lala’s massive online music catalog without any advertisements. It also provides users free streaming of a track once, with unlimited streams costing a mere 10 cents per track. Users can easily build …

Leaked profile information reveals initial details on the HTC Espresso

December 5th, 2009

A recently discovered profile sheds some light on the HTC Espresso, one of those mystery phones whose codename was embedded in the leaked HTC Android 2.1 ROM. According to the profile details, the Espresso will have the standard 528MHz processor found in the Hero/Magic, a QWERTY keyboard and a 320×480 display. HTC Espresso = a …

FCC questions Verizon Wireless about its new $350 early termination fee

December 4th, 2009

The FCC has taken notice of Verizon Wireless’ new $350 early termination fee that applies to all advanced devices purchased after November 15th, 2009. The governmental agency sent an inquiry letter to Verizon Wireless asking them answer several questions regarding this increased fee. The questionnaire focuses on Verizon Wireless’ disclosure of the ETF to customers …

New Motorola Android handset spotted, photographed

December 3rd, 2009

Posted up in our comments under our Motorola Sholes Tablet article is supposedly another never-yet-seen Motorola Android handset. This is also apparently a full touchscreen device that features an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, 3.8 inch display, 800 MHz processor and has a sleek black, rounded appearance. Another picture after the …

New HTC Android codenames discovered in leaked 2.1 ROM

December 3rd, 2009

Remember that Android 2.1 ROM for the Hero that was leaked over at xda-developers ? Deeply embedded within the code of the ROM is supposedly a list of codenames for current and future HTC Android handsets. The list includes the Bahamas, Bravo, DesireC, Dragon, Dream, Espresso, Halo, HeroCT, HeroC, Hero, Huangshan, Incredible, Legend, Liberty, Memphis, …

Flip Video launches FlipShare TV for your Flip video streaming pleasure

December 2nd, 2009

Pure Digital Technologies, maker of the popular Flip Video portable video camera, announced the new FlipShare TV, a Flip video sharing and streaming device for your TV. The FlipShare TV connects to your TV via component video or HDMI and uses a wireless dongle to stream your Flip videos, and only your Flip videos, from …

Nokia N87 12MP document leaked?

December 2nd, 2009

A random video on YouTube shows what looks something like an official Nokia document outlining some initial features of the Nokia N87 12MP. According to the document, the N87 will feature a 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens with a dual-LED Xenon flash, a 3.2 inch capacitive WVGA display, 600 MHz processor and 16GB internal storage. …

Psystar and Apple ink partial settlement in copyright case

December 1st, 2009

The 17 month-long court battle between Macintosh clone maker Psystar and Apple has come to a partial end. Psystar has agreed to pay Apple an unspecified amount in damages and in return Apple will voluntarily dismiss all its trademark, trade-dress, and state-law claims against Psystar. As part of the agreement, Psystar would not be required …

AT&T and LG quietly announce the LG eXpo, 1GHz projector-capable phone

December 1st, 2009

Fresh from South Korea and heading stateside is the new LG GW820 eXpo. This side slider will feature a 3.2 inch, 800×480 touchscreen display, 1 GHz processor, quad-band GSM, tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash, slide out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi and a 1500 mAh battery. Designed for the …